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Personal Finance Tips, Articles and Advice

Personal finance education is the cornerstone to living a happy, healthy and successful life. It's never too early to learn how to manage your money, keep your debt under control and invest for your future.

The first step in your personal finance education should be achieving financial literacy: You'll need to understand the words that professionals use when talking about money. The second step in your education should be talking about money. Too many people make poor financial decisions because they are afraid that discussing money matters is taboo. If you're reading this, fear not, because we think talking about money matters is crucial.

The articles below contain tips and advice on personal finance basics as well as more advanced concepts like financial planning. We've also included links to other useful resources.

Personal Finance News

With the soaring costs of college showing no signs of relenting, American families are looking at more ways to finance school bills beside loans and savings.
8/28/16 4:40PM
Concealed carry law in the lone star state survives a preliminary challenge.
8/28/16 4:20PM
What happens when your college shutters? More and more alums and students are discovering the painful realities.
8/28/16 4:20PM
National Labor Relations Board strikes a blow against the empire; now about those student loans...
8/28/16 3:40PM
The list of service providers that earn the wrath of the Great American Consumer is a long one - and here is who leads the list.
8/28/16 3:20PM
Is a fitter worker a better worker? That belief is spreading fast.
8/28/16 3:00PM
A bombardment of advertisements is exhorting retirees to take out a reverse mortgage for income in their golden years. But it's important to understand clearly how they work.
8/28/16 2:40PM
Living in another country can make a modest retirement account seem like a fortune, but challenges do exist.
8/28/16 2:20PM
The housing market has remained strong and credit union balances are showing solid growth.
8/28/16 2:00PM
The unpredictable nature of health care costs can be one of the most frightening of all retirement worries, regardless of your age or income.
8/27/16 3:00PM
Subprime credit cards specifically target those with terrible credit and lock them into high interest and myriad fees. Secured cards, despite a hefty deposit, are there to help.
8/27/16 2:40PM
According to Merrill Lynch's 2016 Workplace Benefits Report, only 24% of millennials surveyed say they are in control of their finances and 40% report an unmanageable amount of debt.
8/27/16 2:20PM
Some partnerships between universities and boot camps offer credit as part of continuing education programs.
8/27/16 2:00PM
When traveling abroad, buy a third-party insurance plan. That's the path to safe travels.
8/27/16 12:20PM
Forget playing the airline miles game. Smart travelers now have their eyes on hotel programs.
8/27/16 12:19PM

Latest News for Borrowers

Concealed carry law in the lone star state survives a preliminary challenge.
8/28/16 4:20PM
What happens when your college shutters? More and more alums and students are discovering the painful realities.
8/28/16 4:20PM
The list of service providers that earn the wrath of the Great American Consumer is a long one - and here is who leads the list.
8/28/16 3:20PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

With the soaring costs of college showing no signs of relenting, American families are looking at more ways to finance school bills beside loans and savings.
8/28/16 4:40PM
What happens when your college shutters? More and more alums and students are discovering the painful realities.
8/28/16 4:20PM
Living in another country can make a modest retirement account seem like a fortune, but challenges do exist.
8/28/16 2:20PM

Latest News on Taxes

Getting married can change your life -- and your tax liabilities. Here's what you need to know.
8/16/16 12:21PM
Online Social Security calculators help with the puzzle of the age -- when should you start taking retirement benefits?
8/15/16 3:56PM
What is, perhaps, most remarkable about Hillary Clinton's tax returns is that there's nothing very remarkable about them at all.
8/13/16 11:40AM

Latest News on Insurance

Is a fitter worker a better worker? That belief is spreading fast.
8/28/16 3:00PM
The unpredictable nature of health care costs can be one of the most frightening of all retirement worries, regardless of your age or income.
8/27/16 3:00PM
When traveling abroad, buy a third-party insurance plan. That's the path to safe travels.
8/27/16 12:20PM